When Justine from #Blogdunepartageuse ask you questions

When Justine from #Blogdunepartageuse ask you questions

I was so happy to answer Justine’s questions from her French blog.

1. Are you happy in your life?

Yes I am happy, even the moments of sadness do not dim my happiness. Now I welcome such moments with compassion for myself.

2. What is your biggest passion?

I love teaching, helping people learn new skills. I realize that even when I was a child I would pretend to be a teacher with kids from the neighborhood.

Even at university, I would help classmates understand stuff. I would use examples to make my friends learn and laugh at the same time.

3. Who do you admire the most?

Oprah Winfrey. She gave me the spark to walk towards my dreams.

She is the example. I find her just fascinating.

I would love to have a friend like her. I am sure we would have a good laugh together!

4. If you were to choose a song, which one would that be?

I choose the French lullaby “A la claire fontaine” because this is the one I sung to my premature baby at the intensive care unit.

I was so distressed to see him with tubes everywhere. I thought it would be soothing to him to hear me sing.

This French lullaby is the first song which came into my head at this dramatic moment.

5. If you were to choose a movie?

I liked Crash. I love when we go above prejudices, biases, judgements.

I love when we can welcome the other, the one who is different, the one we do not understand.

Oh and I have a thing for Don Cheadle because he reminds me of an incredible man I deeply loved.

6. What are your 3 best qualities?

I am naturally enthusiastic, smiling a lot without thinking of it and I don’t give up when I start a project.

7. A shortcoming?

I sometimes believe crazy thoughts running in my head.

8. What is the most courageous thing you ever did in your life?

I escaped a toxic relationship even though I believed it when the abuser told me he would commit suicide if I dared to leave him. Of course he didn’t because that was only a threat to make me feel guilty.

9. How are your relationships with people?

Very contrasted. Either I immediately feel a sense of belonging and ease, or I feel something is off and weird. In the latter case, I simplt distance myself from those persons.

10. What is nature for you?

A refuge. A place where I experience true peace.

What do you believe in? Spirituality? Fairies? Angels? Religion? ….

All of the above. Moreover, I beleive in a higher power, something bigger than me that protects me.

In gratefulness for people who say what they do and do what they say

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Are you the kind of person who do what they say and say what they do? If this is the case, thank you, because such coherence is important to me.

To be #present for our children and to practice #selfcare ? Impossible?

To be #present for our children and to practice #selfcare ? Impossible?

To be a mum and to do my best yes, to be perfect no. Human rather.

I share with my children how I sometimes feel torn between taking care of myself, practicing my morning routine to give the best of myself to them, and to be present with them, to simply be fully aware with them.

In this regard, I really like the Inspire Nation video “JONATHAN ROBINSON: 10 Second Shortcuts to Pure Awakened Awareness! | Spiritual Awakening Exercises“.

Why is it of the utmost importance to be happy for what we have now? #gratitude

 

Why is it of the utmost importance to be happy for what we have now? #gratitude

I teach my children to be grateful for what they have here and now.

I explain to them that if we do not have a deep appreciation for what is present in our life, it may disappear.

Furthermore, it goes both ways.

The happier I am about what I have in my life in the present moment, the more joy and bliss I get to experience.

#Transgenders are #normal and teach us #authenticity

#Transgenders are #normal and teach us #authenticity

I don’t care what they say. I don’t care if they tell you you’re not normal.

Please let go of their judgement, their hate, their pettiness, their narrow mind and constricted heart.

I don’t care if you’re different.

I don’t care if you’re weird.

I don’t care if you do not conform to the standards of advertisement and society.

I don’t care if you were born a man and became a woman or if you were born a woman and became a man.

I don’t care at all because underneath everything… we are all humans. One big family. One. Just one.

Please watch “Transgender (Ask Teal Episode on Transgender and Transsexuality) – Teal Swan” if you want to know how transgenders teach us authenticity.

What is the point of having this #diploma without using it?

What is the point of having this #diploma without using it?

I studied and worked very hard to obtain my lawyer diploma. It took me years before I passed the bar exam (being a single mum on top of that). However, I decided to quit the law firm after a few months to fulfill my mission and recover from a burn-out.

Does it mean that all these efforts were for nothing? I do not think so.

Everything we learn will be useful to us in one way or another.

This is why I am a big supporter of women gaining new skills. May we never stop learning.

Moreover, not working as a lawyer anymore does not mean I am not deeply passionate about law. Hence, I enjoyed very much a video about alternatives to prison. The title is “Judge Victoria Pratt on Procedural Justice: It’s Free, It Saves Lives and Can Change The World“.

For a peaceful appreciation of #silence

For a peaceful appreciation of #silence

When I was 17 years old, I would sleep with the radio on. It was not a music station but a 24/7 news radio station. Hence, I felt comfort in the sound of a human voice.

Then I became the perfect urban girl. I was living in the big and noisy city of Paris. The never-ending noise of cars and people in the street were again very comforting to my anxious heart.

However today I rejoice in the sound of silence. I deeply appreciate the purity of silence. My heart feels calm and serene. I can hear my own breath. I feel I can let go. At last.

My friend my sister, you are not alone in this. I am the proof that everything can change and evolve, for the better.

Lots of love,

Claire